Tsunami TSAWESS 1102M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod
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Airwave Elite Surf Rods Feature:
- High density, high fiber blank construction offers , light weight, increased sensitivity and faster shock recovery
- Fuji reel seats and Fuji Concept K series braided line ready guides
- Light durable diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
- Models TSAWESS882M, TSAWESS962M , TSAWESS1062M , TSAWESS1102H are 70/30 split ferrule rods
- Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods
The shorter 9'3 made casting in tight spots much easier then the 12 footer's
I caught several schoolies and a nice pike up near the Troy Ny Dam
It cast well handled jigs perfectly
Another Great buy from Tackle direct, they talking to someone on Amazon about a rod,,Ca;; these guys they fish them!
Tsunami TSAWESS-932XH- this is more rod than I expected for the price. The worksmanship (thread/epoxy) is better quality than most rods in a similar price range and the 70/30 split makes the action excellent. No fish yet but it seems like the perfect weight to throw a 3 ounce plug and the rod is light enough to do it over and over.
I fished with it extensively for a week and love it. Only on a few occasions when bluefish were hitting further out did I sort of wish I'd opted for the 11' 2" but the trade off is comfort. I cast for hours and the 9' 6" was just about perfect and I never got fatigued. The 'sweet spot' is probably around 2 ounces but I was mostly throwing bombers, sluggos, and small Hopkins in the 1.5 ounce range and it loaded just fine. As for the fish, I didn't get a chance to test it against anything huge but it was definitely up to the task with stripers and blues in the 10-13 lb range. The right amount of responsiveness, sensitivity, and muscle.
I've read some reviews that complain about the thinness of the rod, but I didn't find it to be an issue at all. I think the very thin rubber grip (almost a sleeve) was perfectly comfortable and didn't dull the sensitivity when a curious bass would bump my offering.
I have quite a few rods including a G Loomis, a Tica Dolphin, and a bunch of longer/heavier rods from St Croix that I use for heavier plugs and bait. I didn't touch any of them on this trip. For the cost, I'd be hard pressed to think of a better option.
Build quality ::10
Weight : moderately light
Action : stiffer than expected
Casting: (w30 lb cast king braid) strong force gives better results, heavier weights give better distances,
I will try again with 30 lb power Pro line.
Plugs tried: Diawa SP minnow 1.25 oz, 7â€ minnow long , yo Zuri mag darter
Will be using bucktail jigs in next test
Iâ€™ve not landed anything yet so I can only refer to videos by the guys at surf casters journal on the web.
Before that, I just want to say Kudos to tackle direct for the hassle free shipping, the rod was well packaged, couldnâ€™t be happier... 9
I took the rod this morning to fish for some blues... the rod handled a gator blue with ease
For a 2 piece rod with a thin diameter, it has a lot of backbone..
it is light weight, sensitive and gives you the bang for your buck.
At first I was hesitant to purchase this because of the 70/30 split, but after repetitive contemplation, I pulled the trigger and purchased 1.
Couldnâ€™t be happier.
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